BenchmarkCT Support, Coordination and Training
What is BenchmarkCT?
BenchmarkCT is a statewide collaboration under Energize Connecticut to: ensure a consistent energy benchmarking framework statewide using EPA’s Portfolio Manager online tool, promote the use of BenchmarkCT’s municipal master account, coordinate benchmarking support efforts to server towns most efficiently, train and engage student interns to do benchmarking, and develop a strategic framework for benchmarking K-12 schools and municipal buildings that align with the State’s energy programs and priorities. The organizations providing support to BenchmarkCT include: the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, Norwalk Community College, Northeast Utilities, and United Illuminating.
BenchmarkCT Help Center
The BenchmarkCT Help Center, staffed by the Institute for Sustainable Energy, provides assistance to Connecticut municipalities, campuses, state agencies, and non-profits with energy benchmarking.
Phone: 860-465-0258, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Institute for Sustainable Energy takes part in the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Trainer’s Network, allowing us to help train other users. We can help set up an ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager account for your town, campus, or agency and assist you through the data collection and benchmarking processes.
Our Portfolio Manager training sessions teach participants how to collect energy data, upload it to ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager with their building demographics, and develop benchmarking reports of their own while offering assistance along the way. We can also assist with one-on-one training sessions via Skype or in person.